Friday, December 10, 2010

Helping others during the Christmas Holidays

A couple years ago my sister and I decided to start a new tradition and take part in sponsoring families for Christmas. Our church assigns us the family and we put together a Christmas basket full of goodies! This year we received a large family 4 children and 2 adults. Some of our family and friends helped with donations too (thanks guys!) Yesterday we went to buy all the items for the baskets :)

I remember when I was younger my parents went through a tough period. A couple years the salvation army brought us gifts and I remember how excited I was when we received them. I remember receiving so much help from family and friends, everyone helping our family out when we needed it most. I guess this is my main reason of always wanting to help others, when I do so I feel that same happiness inside that I felt when I was a kid, and it feels right. When we were shopping yesterday I had the flood of memories fill my head as I picked items I would have loved to get. It's a feeling I can't really express in words.

Instead of boxes we used laundry baskets. :) Something they can use too!
We have a few more items to buy. Fruits and Veggies, but we will buy them the day we deliver. This is the first year we volunteered for deliveries! I'm excited for that :)
Sister, Me and Mom :)


  1. That is so great! I think the laundry baskets are perfect. Good job. XOXO

  2. That's such a special gift you're giving to others and yourself. One of my good friends is a giver too. Instead of presents for her son's 1st birthday, she wanted everyone to buy gifts of inspiration through Unicef. I felt like she gave me a gift because it made me feel so good purchasing something (I bought a vaccination)for someone who was truly in need.

  3. You and your sister are both great person hun!